Sakura revealed for Street Fighter 5 as the first Season 3 character

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 10, 2017 at 6:42 p.m. PST

At Capcom Cup 2017, something awesome was revealed after top 8 had concluded. Yoshinori Ono himself appeared on stage before the announcement was made. The hype levels were building up...

There were hints pointing towards this, and at long last, Sakura was revealed as Street Fighter 5's first Season 3 character.

First appearing in Street Fighter Alpha 2, Ryu’s number one fan returns to the series with a new outlook on life.

Capcom notes that the exuberant youth is done with school, and now jumps into Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition on January 16. In the official canon Sakura worked part-time at an arcade, but wonders what decisions she needs to make in order to be satisfied with her future.

Her stage for Street Fighter Alpha 2 — Kasugano Residence — is also featured, along with a remix of her classic theme song. She showcased multiple moves in the trailer, like her Dragon Punch, Sakura Otoshi and Arcing Hurricane Kick moves. Her V-Trigger II, Sakura Senpu, appears to buff her special moves.

Since leaving school, Sakura is wearing a headset microphone, which is likely tied to her new job. Arcade workers in Japan need to communicate with each other, in case something needs checking up on. Also, her uniform looks like that of a standard arcade worker as well.

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After watching the video, you can see Sakura can link multiple normals into her Dragon Punch, which is similar to combos she had in Alpha 2.

She also has an air throw, and can do a kick follow up from her Sakura Otoshi, among many other new tactics.

Contributions to this story by Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor.

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